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Own your own LYS -- talk about stash!

I just got word via email that one of the LYSs in Spokane, Washington is for sale. I don't have any details, but if any of you are interested, here's their website:
http://holythreads.net/

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Thanksgiving in Portland, OR

Hey all you Portland knitters!

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W T so called F?

So here I am working on the so called scarf knit along, and I just have to wonder, did I misread the pattern or what?

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www.paradisefibers.net/

I was in Spokane WA yesterday and stopped in at Paradise Fiders. Whoa. Knowledgeable, friendly staff and stock like you wouldn't believe. Yarn, needles, books, vidoes, DVDs. Definately a "no frills" setting though. 99% of their business is done online, so if you stop by, you're in a warehouse and in order to checkout, you take your purchases over to Travis who sits behind a computer monitor responding to internet orders. I know someone on MWK has already highly recommended this business for online orders, I'd just like to add they're also a nice bunch to stop by and see in person.

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Happy Birthday to me!

Hi guys,

My birthday was last month, and I got two books, Knitting w/Balls, which a number of guys have mentioned already, and (the recently released, just arrived in the mail today) "Men Who Knit and the Dogs that Love Them." I haven't had much of a chance to look through the new book yet, but from what I've seen it's going to be a good one. It's nearly 100% sweaters for man and beast alike. Now I love my dogs as much as the next guy loves his dog, but a hand knitted sweater for a dog? For me that would be a little over the top, but different strokes I guess. In the meantime, regarding the patterns for men's sweaters, it would appear there's a wide variety of sweaters covering a whole range of ability levels, which for me means there may be one easy enough for me to knit!

Peter

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Socks

I finished my first pair of socks. With any luck, I've attached a picture.

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hat take 2

Here's my final try at posting a pic of that dang hat.

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Hat

Every morning when I walk my kids to school, we go past a kid on safety patrol who's not wearing a hat, so I made him one. Here's a picture of my son modeling it. Basic, but warm!

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Hi Everybody!

Hello all,

Just thought I'd quit lurking and say hello. I've recently taken up knitting (again!) but still haven't done anything more complicated than a baby blanket or two, and a few hats. I dream of the day I will have enough skill to do a sweater and enough stamina to do an afghan, but for now I'm working on my first sock. I'm glad to have found the group and look forward to learning what I can from the various interactions.

Peter

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